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requirements Malaysia
Requirements Malaysia
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Passport - Visa Requirements :

visa Malaysia

For US citizens :

American citizens are required to have a passport valid for at least six months to enter Malaysia, but Americans do not need to obtain a visa in advance for a pleasure or business trip if their stay in Malaysia is 90 days or less. Upon or prior to entry into Malaysia, visitors will be given a Malaysian Disembarkation Card to complete and present to Malaysian immigration upon arrival. Immigration officials will then issue a social visit pass (visa) in their passport. While in Malaysia, Americans should carry their passports with them at all times.

Embassy and Consulate in the US :

For more information on the latest entry procedures and requirements, consult the Embassy of Malaysia, 2401 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202-328-2700) or nearest Consulate: Los Angeles (213-892-1238) or New York (212-490-2722) or visit the Malaysian government's web site, which has information on Malaysian embassies and consulates abroad at . Overseas inquiries should be made at your nearest Malaysian embassy or consulate. See the Foreign Entry Requirements brochure for more information on Malaysia and other countries.


Travel Health Information :

travel health Malaysia
Vaccination or Disease Recommendations or Requirements for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Routine Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, etc.
Hepatitis A
or immune globulin (IG)
Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in countries with an intermediate or high level of hepatitis A virus infection ( see map ) where exposure might occur through food or water. Cases of travel-related hepatitis A can also occur in travelers to developing countries with "standard" tourist itineraries, accommodations, and food consumption behaviors.
Hepatitis B Recommended for all unvaccinated persons traveling to or working in countries with intermediate to high levels of endemic HBV transmission ( see map ) and who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment, such as for an accident, and for all adults requesting protection from HBV infection.
Typhoid Recommended for all unvaccinated people traveling to or working in Southeast Asia, especially if visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas and staying with friends or relatives where exposure might occur through food or water.
Japanese encephalitis Recommended if you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, see country-specific information .
Polio Recommended for adult travelers who have received a primary series with either inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV). They should receive another dose of IPV before departure.

Drugs to Prevent Malaria (antimalarial drugs)
If you will be visiting a malaria risk area in Malaysia, you will need to take one of the following antimalarial drugs: atovaquone/proguanil , doxycycline , or mefloquine ( primaquine in special circumstances and only after G6PD testing).

Note: Chloroquine is NOT an effective antimalarial drug in Malaysia and should not be taken to prevent malaria in this region.

Malaria risk area in Malaysia: Risk in rural areas, particularly in the forested, hilly, and underdeveloped interior areas. No risk in urban and coastal areas. Note: No risk in Republic of Singapore.

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